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How a 25-year-old studio is reshaping the games industry

For more than two decades, Team 17 has helped to define the UK development sector. Now, it plans to redefine what it means to be a games publisher. Following her recognition as Person of the Year at 2015’s MCV Awards, MD Debbie Bestwick tells MCV more Team 17 remains one …

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Do indie developers still need publishers?

Finally, thanks to digital distribution, developers can ditch those creatively restrictive publishers and goit alone. MCV speaks to those companies who insist the right publisher can be a force for good Developers can release games on their own, with no real need for publishers. Why should they still turn to …

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Team 17 hires Sam Forrest as PR director

Industry veteran Sam Forrest has joined indie publisher Team 17 as its PR director. Forrest has held a number of PR roles over his 20-year career in the games industry. At RuneScape company Jagex he was VP of communications, and before that he spent nine years at THQ in a …

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The Great Escapists – developer Mouldy Toof on the indie prison game

Alongside Tomb Raider, Halo and Quantum Break on stage at Microsoft’s Gamescom 2014 press conference was a pixel-art title called The Escapists. It’s an indie game set in a prison and has been developed by one-man studio Mouldy Toof, aka former roofer Chris Davis. Having my game shown to the …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Bethany Aston

I started my career with both games and Team 17 when I applied for a QA Tester position back in 2011,” says Team 17 senior PR executive Bethany Aston. From there I got my head down, worked hard and made sure Debbie Bestwick, Team 17’s Managing Director, knew my aspirations …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Debbie Bestwick

The co-founder of Team 17 began her career in retail, working her way up to store promotional manager for an indie video games chain, where she opened over 100 concessions for the Burton Group. Today, she’s best know for her work for Team 17, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this …

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Team 17 nearly lost Worms IP to publisher

Team17 was nearly forced to surrender its famous Worms IP in the late 1990s after signing a deal with a publisher, the studio’s MD has revealed. In her latest Develop column, Debbie Bestwick said her company has faced losing the franchise twice, the closest in the late 1990s. She said …

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